Eartha Mae Kitt was an international star who gave new meaning to the word versatile. She distinguished herself in film, theater, cabaret, music and on television. Kitt was one of only a handful of performers to be nominated for a Tony (three times), the Grammy (twice), and Emmy Award (twice). She regularly enthralled New York nightclub audiences during her extended stays at The Cafè Carlyle and these intimate performances have been captured in her recording, Eartha Kitt, Live at The…

Eartha Mae Kitt was an international star who gave new meaning to the word versatile. She distinguished herself in film, theater, cabaret, music and on television. Kitt was one of only a handful of performers to be nominated for a Tony (three times), the Grammy (twice), and Emmy Award (twice). She regularly enthralled New York nightclub audiences during her extended stays at The Cafè Carlyle and these intimate performances have been captured in her recording, Eartha Kitt, Live at The…

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Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks for Life Magazine.
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The Occidental Dancer: Photo du jour: Eartha Kitt performing in Las Vegas 1955.

The Occidental Dancer: Photo du jour: Eartha Kitt performing in Las Vegas 1955.

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Even though Eartha Kitt was a singer rather than a movie star - she sure had the glamour!

Even though Eartha Kitt was a singer rather than a movie star - she sure had the glamour!

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Eartha Kitt.  I met her many times during my time redoing the Carlyle Hotel.. Always the perfect lady!

Eartha Kitt. I met her many times during my time redoing the Carlyle Hotel.. Always the perfect lady!

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On this day in 1927, singer Eartha Kitt was born.  Here’s a great shot from the archive of Eartha swinging in a tree by Gordon Parks.

On this day in 1927, singer Eartha Kitt was born. Here’s a great shot from the archive of Eartha swinging in a tree by Gordon Parks.

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The Guardian previews the new book VINTAGE BLACK GLAMOUR by Nichelle Gainer. My boards are rich with images I first saw on her fabulous blog of that same name. Think who you know who deserves a truly wonderful present... maybe you.  Check out the link. [here: Eartha Kitt in the 1970s]

The Guardian previews the new book VINTAGE BLACK GLAMOUR by Nichelle Gainer. My boards are rich with images I first saw on her fabulous blog of that same name. Think who you know who deserves a truly wonderful present... maybe you. Check out the link. [here: Eartha Kitt in the 1970s]

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